interesting ways I present information on nutrition is on Alton Brown's Food Network
series, Good Eats. I am cast as "Lady of the Refrigerator" and when Alton opens
his fridge I appear amidst a cloud of frosty mist to impart diet and nutrition wisdoms on the show's topic. I scold him for not knowing the nutrient content of olives or okra. Like Lady of the Lake in King Arthur's time, I waft in and out of scenes disappearing back into the misty realm in the back of the refrigerator. What I hadn't counted on was actually being recognized out in public as Fridge Fairy, as my character is
now nicknamed. Just yesterday at the supermarket a
man stopped me and said "You're Carolyn O'Neil and I saw you last night on the Food Network
in the Good Eats episode "Okra-phobia!" Later in the day I was at the High Museum Wine Auction and while sampling the latest release of Iron Horse brut with winemaker and friend Joy Sterling it happened again. "You're the lady of the refrigerator!" another Good Eats fan announced. I just want to know how they recognize me when I'm not wearing my ice blue prom dress and tiara!